Luangwa Encounter, is an adventurous walking safari, which makes use of comfortable Bushcamps for the overnight accommodation, in the beautiful and diverse South Luangwa National Park. This itinerary is available from 01 June to 31 October.
Upon your arrival at either Lusaka Airport, you will be met by our representative, and assisted onto your light aircraft flight to Mfuwe International Airport, where a representative from the Bushcamp Company or Mfuwe Lodge will meet you and take you in an open Landrover to Mfuwe Lodge.
The Lodge is situated in the Park itself, and due to the excellent road network allows for excellent game drives and night drives. Accommodation is in 18 thatched chalets, each with private decks/ verandas, and excellent views of the surrounds.
Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Mfuwe Lodge
Day 2 and 3
This morning there is a road transfer to Chamilandu Camp, where you will spend the next 2 nights. Here you will explore the ebony groves, and oxbow lagoons – which offer a diversity of habitat, and home to abundant wildlife.
Accommodation is in 2-metre high tree house chalets, all with a tasteful blend of modern classic décor, and which provide a bird’s eye view over the waters of the Luangwa River and the Chindeni Hills. Open to a 180° vista, the front of each tree house provides the exciting frame from which to observe the day to day movement of wildlife.
Overnights on a full board basis, including activities at Chamilandu
Day 4 and 5
After an early breakfast at Chamilandu, you start your walking trail, heading for Chindeni, where you arrive in time for a hearty brunch.
Here you will spend your time viewing the game from your own private raised wooden decking overlooking the still waters of the lagoon and exploring the evergreen forests on foot. Surrounded by majestic hills, shaded by ancient ebonies and nestled on the apex of an ox-bow lagoon, Chindeni helps weave the spell that is Africa.
Overnights on a full board basis, including activities at Chindeni
Day 6 and 7
Continuing your walk in a southerly direction, you head towards the confluence of the Kapamba and Luangwa Rivers. Here you will find Bilimungwe, which holds the distinction of being the southernmost camp in the National park.
Bilimungwe Bush camp offers not only solitude, but is also the ideal place to discover yet another face of the Luangwa Valley, exploring on foot or in a vehicle. The permanent water hole is a popular venue for wildlife and the shallow, clear Kapamba River offers the perfect setting to cool down, relax and reflect on the Luangwa encounter that you have just experienced.
Overnights on a full board basis, including activities at Bilimungwe
Return by road to Mfuwe Lodge for a night relaxing in this luxurious Lodge.Together with the extensive network of winding game loops at your disposal and the high standards of the lodge, Mfuwe Lodge completes this exceptional Safari experience.
Overnight on a full board basis, including activities at Mfuwe
Return transfer back to Mfuwe International Airport for your flight in a light aircraft back to either Lusaka, for your onward arrangements.
US$ 4,330 per person sharing
US$ 1,290 supplement for single traveller